Location: Belarus, countrywide
Event: During the holiday season security measures in Belarus remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners.
Actions to Take:
- Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
- Review your personal security plans.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus
phone number +375 17 210-12-83 (business hours)
phone number +375-29-676-0134 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Belarus Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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